Specialist general practice is whole person care, characterised by the provision of person centred, continuing and comprehensive medical care to individuals and families in their communities.
As a relationship based discipline, general practice seeks to build health, wellbeing and resilience through a continuing patient-doctor relationship of trust, clinical acumen, the application of best available evidence in the unique context of each consultation, and planned coordination of clinical teamwork, resources and services.
At GSH the patient’s needs, values and desired health outcomes always remain central to the your GPs evaluation and management processes.
We look to provide the services to keep our community healthy through preventative care first and foremost, but addressing any acute issues, chronic conditions, and procedures and tests required to look after our patients as a whole.
Preventative medicine to us is more than just identifying all your risk factors and working to mitigate them. It’s also getting to know our patients thoroughly so we know when things aren’t quite right and establishes trust and understanding between us. The importance of this can not be overstated.
Prevention comes in many forms, from the simplest things we do every day such as sleep and what we eat, to being more active with both intentional and incidental exercise.
Immunisations, travel advice and vaccinations, cancer screening (cervical, breast and bowel), age specific health checks, sexual health checks and skin checks are great examples where we put prevention into action.
It’s in our logo and we strongly believe in the power of Preventative Healthcare.
At GS Health we encourage new patients to book in for at least a 30 minute initial consultation. This allows us to get some extra information about your family history in detail, your personal history, and look at some risk factors for chronic disease.
If you have substantial medical history then 45 minutes is encouraged.
If you absolutely need to just pop in for a cold we’re happy to accommodate you, but encourage coming in again when you’re well to go over things in more detail. From then on we know you well and everything is a much easier fix!
- Cervical Cancer Screening
- Skin Conditions – Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis
- Aged specific health checks
- Skin Checks
Sprains and strains
Burns: Immediate management and treatment
Antibiotic choice, resistance and stewardship
Heart disease and stroke
Rhinitis, sinusitis and triple nasal therapy
Chronic Disease Care Plans
Travel Health and vaccinations
Childhood vaccinations and developmental screening
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Pre-employment medical examinations
Workplace injuries and workcover
Workplace immunisation programs
Medical and Surgical Procedures
Ear wax and syringing
Mole and cyst removals
Hormone releasing IUD